The headlines are all over the Internets. Trump ejects trusted Univision anchor from press conference! Here is a representative headline from the newsplainers at Vox:
Jorge Ramos is the most trusted name in Latino news. Donald Trump bounced him from a press conference.
Donald Trump doesn’t like people who criticize him, as a general rule. Donald Trump also does not like Univision — he’s suing the Spanish-language news network for $500 million after it dropped coverage of his Miss Universe pageant.
So when Univision journalist Jorge Ramos — the most trusted name in Latino news — asked a question at a Trump press conference without getting called on, Trump had his security detail bounce Ramos from the press conference, shouting “Go back to Univision!”
Yeah, that’s not what happened.
This I know, because I watched the actual video.
What happened was that Ramos, a partisan hack pseudo-journalist, got up without being called on — and then, when Trump explained to him he hadn’t been called on, proceeded to disrupt the entire press conference. He would not stop running his mouth and having him ejected was the only reasonable choice. Trump did it in classic Trump style, with a little snide remark . . . but he didn’t shout.
And he ultimately let the guy back in, apparently, and let him ask his questions — once the guy decided that he wasn’t going to unilaterally take over the entire event and ignore all rules of professional courtesy and basic good manners.
You know, after Trump’s petty, thin-skinned, weak tweets last night obsessing over Megyn Kelly, I was disgusted by Trump, and ready to blast Trump again after reading these headlines about Ramos. Now I am blasting the people who lied about it.
P.S. Anyone know where I can find any video of the entire press conference? I’d like to see it, but when I try to Google for it I am drowned in dishonest headlines about Ramos.
UPDATE: Embeddable video of the whole press conference:
Thanks to nk.
UPDATE x2: I’m closing comments on this thread. Comment on Dana’s post, which has a better headline.